Today's games

September 22, 2007|By BILL FREE

Delaware Valley (0-2) @Salisbury (3-0)

Time -- 1 p.m.

Site -- Sea Gull Stadium

Radio -- 1320 AM

Outlook -- Salisbury's unbeaten start is getting some attention nationally, as the Sea Gulls have moved into the American Football Coaches Association Top 25 Division III poll this week at No. 18. Salisbury is averaging 39 points a game. This is a rematch of last year's Eastern College Athletic Conference South Atlantic Bowl championship, won by the Sea Gulls, 15-9, on the road. The Salisbury offensive line was recognized this week by d3football.com as O-Line of the Week as it helped the team rush for 400 yards last Saturday in a 35-21 victory over then-No. 20 Christopher Newport. Delaware Valley is averaging 16.5 points a game and has given up 245 rushing yards in two games.

Delaware (3-0) @Towson (2-1)

Time -- 7 p.m.

Site -- Johnny Unitas Stadium

TV/Radio -- Comcast SportsNet/1570 AM

Outlook -- Towson still has a ways to go to reach the heights of Massachusetts in the Football Championship Subdivision, as evidenced by last week's 36-13 loss to the Minutemen. However, tonight the Tigers will be out to hand No. 11 Delaware a third straight loss in the series. The unbeaten Blue Hens are averaging 42.7 points a game, with QB Joe Flacco completing 73 percent of his passes for 844 yards and four touchdowns. Delaware RB Omar Cuff is averaging 131 yards a game and has scored 11 touchdowns this season for a quick-striking team that has outscored its opposition 76-5 in the first half. Towson QB Sean Schaefer has had a hot hand against the Blue Hens in two wins the past two years, completing 46 of 71 passes for 709 yards and six touchdowns. Senior LB Brian Bradford leads the Tigers with 35 tackles in three games.

Moravian (3-0) @Johns Hopkins (1-2)

Time -- 1 p.m.

Site -- Homewood Field

Outlook -- The struggling Blue Jays' offense received a little spark last week against Gettysburg with the return of WR Corey Sattler, who caught five passes for 56 yards in the team's second straight loss. The Blue Jays' defense is led by sophomore LB Colin Wixted, who has 30 tackles in three games. Moravian is 1-0 in the Centennial Conference in its first season in the league. The Greyhounds have the eighth-ranked passer in Division III in junior QB Marc Braxmeier, who has thrown for 524 yards and seven touchdowns in three games.

McDaniel (0-3) @Dickinson (3-0)

Time -- 1 p.m.

Site -- Biddle Field, Carlisle, Pa.

Radio -- 1470 AM

Outlook -- An indication of how bad things have gone for the Green Terror - not only this season, but also last year - came last week when Eric Zwilsky rushed for a career-high 94 yards in a 28-21 loss to Catholic, the team's top rushing effort in two seasons. While the offense plods along, the defense has clamped down on the rushing game, but it got burned badly last week by the Catholic passing game. The Cardinals had 392 passing yards, far more than the 270 yards the Green Terror allowed in the first two weeks combined. Dickinson is the defending Centennial Conference champion, and the Red Devils are off to an unbeaten start behind the passing of sophomore QB Ian Mitchell and senior WR Chris McInereny.

Frostburg (1-1) @SUNY-Brockport (1-1)

Time -- 1 p.m.

Site -- Special Olympics Stadium, Brockport, N.Y.

Outlook -- Frostburg came out like a completely different team in its second game of the season and shut down a sound Randolph-Macon team, as senior RB Shanorm Young rushed for 175 yards and two touchdowns. Also, senior WR Fred Howze continued his streak of consecutive games with a reception, running the total to 23. SUNY-Brockport will be playing its final Atlantic Central Football Conference game against Frostburg, as the Golden Eagles move to the New Jersey Athletic Conference next fall.

Bowie State (0-3) @Fayetteville State (0-3)

Time -- 6 p.m.

Site -- Luther Jeralds Stadium

Outlook -- Somebody should come out of this game on a happy note for the first time this season, but it might take a while to erase the sting of what has happened in the first three games for both teams. Bowie has been outscored 105-33 this season, and Fayetteville State has given up 97 points while scoring just 33. Freshman DB Ricardo Silva continues to be one of the shining stars for Bowie with a team-leading 28 tackles. Fayetteville has a new veteran assistant coach of note this season: Dick Portee, who was an assistant at Maryland and North Carolina State and for the Cleveland Browns.

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